Chinese products and imitations of famous brands have been discussed and talked about for far too long. Now, even without having as much proof as they used to, the claims that ‘Made in China’ signifies low quality and bad materials are as strong as they used to be ten and maybe even twenty years ago. But are the people who speak in such a way correct?
When it comes to shoes, as well as with many other products, this can be easily argued by naming just one single example.
Jimmy Choo is a Malaysian Chinese shoe maker and the founder of the Jimmy Choo Ltd. shoe brand, famous for their handmade ladies shoes and the incredible quality of their production. The success of this worldwide renowned brand is due to the traditions and class of the craftsmanship in the designer’s home region. In fact, every relative of his was ether related to or a shoemaker him or herself. Jimmy just followed in their steps. When the young 11-year-old boy made his first shoe, he could have barely even imagine the many awards and honours he would receive including OBE, the Dato’ title, You Bring Charm to the World – World’s Most Influential Chinese Award and more.